Are you ready to boldly go where no game has gone before? You are? Excellent, because Thunderbox Entertainment are looking for intrepid space explorers to help them put the final coat of polish on their new game, The Captain is Dead!
If you reckon you’ve got what it takes to kick alien ass, fix a busted spaceship, and save your crazy crew, then be sure to join the beta for this intense, Dilithium-fuelled strategy that’s the perfect mash-up of board and video game.
The only prerequisite to join in, is any kind of computer or mobile device! If you’ve got one of those, then you’ll be able to play the game for free for an entire month – all you have to do is sign up, and then let the dev team know if you spot anything a little bit woo (as they say in the Orion Nebula).
And don’t beat about the binary star system… be sure to proceed at maximum warp, because spots on the beta are limited to a few hundred per platform!
Featuring next-gen visuals from the 90’s, a banging, synthwave soundtrack, better-than-average voice acting, and more lasers than a Skrillex gig, The Captain is Dead will be dropping out of warp on Steam, iOS and Android on February the 1st, 2021… but all you speedy space cadets can join the beta to start playing before anyone else, so sign up today!
Days of Wonder is excited to announce the release of Small World® of Warcraft® today in stores and online, including the Blizzard Gear Store.
Small World® of Warcraft® is a new board game combining the Small World game mechanics with Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed Warcraft® universe. The game is set on Blizzard’s fantasy world of Azeroth, where the races of the Alliance and the Horde—including Orcs, Dwarves, Trolls, and Worgen—clash in a world-consuming conflict.
In Small World of Warcraft, players choose combinations of special powers and races from the Warcraft universe, such as Portal Mage Pandaren or Herbalist Goblins, and vie for control of Azeroth. To help them achieve dominance, players will occupy legendary places and seek control of powerful artifacts. However, all empires must eventually fall, so players will have to make hard decisions and allow an overextended race under their control to fall into decline and allow a new one to vie for control of Azeroth.
Days of Wonder worked closely with Blizzard to create a game that seamlessly brings together both universes. Small World of Warcraft features a variety of new and exclusive artwork that captures the feel of the colorful and vibrant Warcraft universe, with races and special powers designed to be familiar to the millions of WoW® players around the world.
“Working alongside Blizzard has been an amazing experience. Not only did our vision for the game align quickly, but the creative work we’ve done together has been intense and extremely satisfying,” said Adrien Martinot, head of Days of Wonder. “Blizzard allowed us to dive deep into the rich Warcraft universe, and I’m eager to see this incredible cooperation come to light with the game’s release.”
Small World of Warcraft is a standalone game designed for 2 to 5 players and can be completed in 40 to 80 minutes. It includes 6 double-sided boards, 16 Warcraft Race banners, 182 Matching Race tokens and 15 Murloc tokens, 20 Unique Special Power badges, 5 Player Summary Sheets, 12 Artifact and Legendary place markers, 10 Mountains, 9 Wisp Walls, 4 Harmony tokens, 12 Bombs, 1 Champion, 10 Forts, 2 Military Objectives, 5 Beasts, 6 Watch Towers, 110 Victory coins, 1 Custom Reinforcement die, 1 Game turn track, 1 Game turn marker, 1 rulebook and 1 Team Variant Rules sheet.
Small World of Warcraft is available now in North America and Europe at a suggested retail price of $59.99/£60 and will be available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Slovak, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. Fans can purchase the game from the Blizzard Gear Store as well as other retails stores and online.
Small World is a registered trademark of Days of Wonder, and World of Warcraft and Warcraft are registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Square Enix® is proud to announce the all-new tabletop game, Tomb Raider® Legends: The Board Game. Scheduled for release in May 2019, players can purchase the board game for the SRP of $59.99 on the Square Enix Members eStore and at select retailers.
Play as the legendary archaeologist Lara Croft®, and embark on an adventure in search of a hidden artifact. The journey will have many dangers, but those who persevere will claim the ultimate prize. Explore mysterious ruins, use your wits to fight off threats, and hone your ever-growing arsenal and skills to claim victory.
With over a dozen possible areas to uncover and a wide variety of outcomes, every game will send you and your friends on a fun and unique journey into the unknown. Attendees at PAX East 2019 can head to the Square Enix booth for an early first look at Tomb Raider Legends: The Board Game.
Key details include:
Number of players: 3-4
Playtime: 40 min.
For Ages: 13+
4 Lara Croft Miniatures
1 Main Board
4 Player Boards
28 Action Cards
41 Raid Cards
1 Starting Player Marker
8 Threat/Experience Markers
4 Injury Markers
Jetpack Joyride is a real-time competitive puzzle game, in which you must go airborne and traverse a secret lab using a stolen jetpack. The tabletop adaption is played over a series of three rounds, with a playtime of about 20 minutes, supporting up to four players.
Jetpack Joyride is played by assigning 4 laboratory cards to each player. In real-time, tiles must be grabbed from the common pool and laid down to trace their choice of path through the lab. Grab as many coins as you can and the first player out triggers the end of the round. Gadgets are then drafted from the player with the lowest score to the highest one. The Kickstarter page offers some great tutorial videos and even a complete rulebook for download.
Jetpack Joyride comes with the following components:
50 pentomino tiles
12 gadget cards
12 mission cards
16 double-sided lab cards
Scorepad notebook & rulebook
Jetpack Joyride the tabletop game is a wonderful way to bring your video game experience to the table and share among your family and friends. While there is no timer-based play, you will still need to be fast and efficient to be the first player out of the lab, while maximizing your strategy to attain the most points.
Asmodee Digital, a leader in digital board game entertainment today announced that the multi-million selling dungeon adventure card game, Munchkin, created and published by Steve Jackson Games Incorporated, will be reimagined for digital platforms, under license.
The upcoming digital adaptation will put everything players love about Munchkin at their fingertips in the next year.
Designed by Steve Jackson and illustrated by John Kovalic, Munchkin is the mega-hit card game about dungeon adventure… minus all that pesky roleplaying business. Friends compete to kill monsters and grab hilarious magic items, like the Horny Helmet, Boots of Butt-Kicking, Staff of Napalm, and Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment. While their opponents are busy giggling, players are free to backstab friends, steal their stuff, grab the treasure and run!
Without the standard, long-winded RPG elements, Munchkin is not only fun and fast paced, it’s easily one of the most accessible games of its genre.
“We are thrilled to partner with Asmodee Digital for the first adaptation of Munchkin to digital platforms. Munchkin has become an evergreen game over the years and we believe the time has come to offer fans around the world a truly innovative experience,” says Phil Reed, CEO of Steve Jackson Games.
The program, on behalf of Steve Jackson Games, was brokered by Surge Licensing, Inc.
One Small Step Games and Ares Magazine are holding a GirlsGotGame Design Contest, a competition that focuses on game designs by women.
“Since we launched the contest last month, we’ve received a lot of support and encouragement from people in the industry,” says OSS Games owner Michael Anderson, who decided to increase the grand prize to $200 and extend the contest through the holidays and to the end of January in order to give more women a chance to enter.
The Ares team hopes to publish a game from the contest in the fourth issue of the magazine. “Our plan is to highlight a number of science fiction and fantasy fiction stories written by women in the fiction line up for that issue,” says Executive Editor Carmen Andres. “Wrapping the magazine around a challenging and exciting game designed by a woman would strengthen the package.”
Designers receive $1000 if a game is chosen for publication.
Designers are free to use any format and components they choose, but Anderson notes that the purpose of the contests is to find games to publish in Ares. Extra credit will be given to designs that use the components of games that run in the magazine.
The contest runs until midnight January 31, 2015. If more than eight designs are received, a runner up will be selected to receive $25. Entrants are limited to women.
Contest information, component guidelines, and the online entry form are on the website of Ares Magazine at www.aresmagazine.com.
To enter the contest, select Game Design Contest #2: Girls Got Game under the Ares Online menu. To subscribe to Ares, go to www.ossgamescart.com.
Nomad recreates the original Games Workshop board game for Android devices, complete with expansions and characters.
For fans of Talisman, this new digital edition offers many new ways to enjoy the gameplay and detailed visuals of this iconic card and dice based adventure. Talisman Digital Edition offers AI opponents, multiplayer pass to play, and online competition against anyone with a compatible Android phone or tablet.
Talisman Digital Edition is easy to learn, yet offers depth of play through its variety of character types, magic spells and pure fantasy folklore. Fighting Dragons, performing alchemy or magic and defeating the Grim Reaper are just a few of the many possible scenarios, and each game tells its own unique and memorable role-playing tale.
Talisman Digital Edition is available on the Google Play Store, together with two popular expansions: ‘The Reaper’, which adds many new characters, spells and cards, and ‘Frostmarch’ which also adds alternative endings for faster games.
Don Whiteford, Co-Founder of Nomad Games, said ‘Talisman Digital Edition series is a superb way for friends and family to enjoy fantasy adventure gaming, wherever they are.’